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Product Shipping Classes

Product shipping classes allow you to group similar products for shipping. They work in much the same way as product and post categories.

Certain shipping methods, such as Flat Rate Shipping and Table Rate Shipping, can make use of Shipping Classes for calculating class specific costs.

Example: you may sell both bookmarks and books – books cost more to ship so you place them in a shipping class called ‘book’ and assign rates respectively.

Flat rates use shipping classes and can be set in WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Flat Rate. Please note! You must first create the shipping class before you can add this via the Flat Rate shipping settings, as explained below.
Please note: Table Rate Shipping doesn’t come bundled with WooCommerce. You will have to purchase the Table Rate Shipping extension to use it.

Adding shipping classes ↑ Back to Top

Adding shipping classes can be done from WooCommerce > Products > Shipping Classes. The interface matches that of categories:

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Clicking the ‘Edit Class’ button will take you to a page with any shipping class options – some Shipping Methods will add their own options to this page (for example Table Rate shipping).

Assigning shipping classes ↑ Back to Top

Edit a product and you’ll see the shipping class option:

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Select shipping class – Simple Product

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Select shipping class – Variable Product

Simply select the classes which apply. Each product can have 1 shipping class.

Bulk Editing Shipping Classes ↑ Back to Top

To bulk edit shipping classes, go to your Products page, select the products you want to edit, then select Bulk Edit and Apply. From here you will see the option to bulk edit your shipping classes.

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